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What is a Marxist view on literature?

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rajjo | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 20, 2011 at 9:42 PM via web

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What is a Marxist view on literature?

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 20, 2011 at 11:02 PM (Answer #1)

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Simplistically, Marxist literature focuses upon the position of society and the ideas of society as being the ones which should be upheld and embraced. Marxist texts do not contain hidden meanings; instead, the works use ideas and language which support its ideology on society which are provided as 'instruction manuals' which readers can follow and learn by.

Typically, there are issues that arise with any work looked at using Marxist views. Many readers may find that they disagree with texts which tell them how to feel, how to live, and what to do. Many times, the texts are scrutinized given the historical perspective which the text was written in.

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